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Men's Golf Weathers Windstorm, Stands Second At Liberty Classic
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 04/08/2002

April 8, 2002

Penhook, Va. - The winds were high and so were the scores, but the Terrapin men's golf team battled 40 mph wind gusts and the District II field to finish the Liberty Spring Classic's first round in second place, six shots behind leader Longwood College. No team could break 300 at The Water's Edge Country Club in Penhook, Va., but the Terps shot a first-round total of 307 and hold a four-shot advantage on the third-place duo of Radford and William & Mary.

"We had 40 mph winds down here all day - it was pretty unbelievable," Maryland coach Tom Hanna said. "For anybody to shoot 300, that was pretty good."

Freshman Bobby MacWhinnie (Pittsburgh, Pa.) displayed remarkable consistency on a day where no individual could match par. He went out with a score of 36 and came in with a 37 to tie for the first-round lead with Liberty's Paul Carey and Longwood's Lee Fisher at 73. MacWhinnie has a streak of four consecutive rounds of 74 or better.

Seniors Corey Brigham (Rumson, N.J.) and Phillip Fenstermaker (Rockville, Md.) carded first-round scores of 76 to tie for ninth. Fenstermaker boasted the best score of any individual-only competitor. The Terps' third score was recorded by junior John Moheyer (Lima, Ohio), who shot 39-38-76 and is tied for 12th, his best standing after any round in the spring. Sophomore Tim Kane (Simsbury, Conn.) shot an 81 and is tied for 42nd, while senior Pete Toole (Lancaster, Pa.) recorded an 82 and is tied for 45th.

"I'm not at all unhappy with the round," Hanna said. "The guys did play well and we'll see what happens tomorrow."

Play resumes tomorrow for the second and final round of the Liberty Spring Classic.

First Round Team Scores
1.  Longwood                      301  (+13)
2.  Maryland                      307  (+19)
3.  William & Mary                311  (+23)
    Radford                       311  (+23)
5.  St. John's                    314  (+26)
6.  High Point                    315  (+27)
7.  UMBC                          316  (+28)
8.  Temple                        317  (+29)
9.  James Madison                 318  (+30)
10. George Mason                  319  (+31)
    Rutgers                       319  (+31)
12. Liberty                       322  (+34)
13. Hampton                       350  (+62)

Top Individuals 1. Bobby MacWhinnie, Maryland 73 (+1) Paul Carey, Liberty 73 (+1) Lee Fisher, Longwood 73 (+1) 4. Ben Adlard, George Mason 75 (+3) Jesse Fitzgerald, St. John's 75 (+3) Webb Donald, Radford 75 (+3) Justin Hoagland, Wm & Mary 75 (+3) Chris Pugh, Longwood 75 (+3) 9. Corey Brigham, Maryland 76 (+4) Phillip Fenstermaker*, Maryland 76 (+4) Andrew Smith, High Point 76 (+4) Trey Deal, Longwood 76 (+4)

Maryland Individuals T-2. Bobby MacWhinnie 73 (+1) T-9. Corey Brigham 76 (+4) T-12. John Moheyer 77 (+5) T-42. Tim Kane 81 (+9) T-45. Pete Toole 82 (+10)

T-9. Phillip Fenstermaker* 76 (+4)

*Competing individually

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